“For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? For you are our glory and joy”
July 26, 2020
Paul tells the church in Thessalonica: “When Jesus comes, my crown will be those I’ve led to Him.” Now that’s a crown that doesn’t rust or tarnish.
When you die and go to Heaven, are you taking precious souls with you, or are you going to Heaven alone? I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I’m concerned, because most people aren’t active soul winners. That’s tragic.
You say, “But, Pastor, I give my money.” I don’t care how much money you give. If you’re not endeavoring to bring souls to Christ, you’re not right with God. You say, “Well, I teach.” I don’t care how eloquently you teach. If you’re not trying to bring souls to Jesus, you’re not right with God. You say, “Well, I attend faithfully.” I don’t care how much you attend. If you’re not trying to bring souls to Jesus Christ, you’re not right with God.
Andrew Murray said, “There are two classes of Christians: soul winners and backsliders.” You are one or the other. If you don’t have a passion to see people come to the Lord Jesus Christ, I wonder if you know the Jesus I know.
There is a crown to run for. Run for the soul winner’s crown.